Adriaan Korthuis is a co-founder and director of Climate Focus. He is the strategic advisor of companies, government agencies and international organizations across the globe. He possesses a profound knowledge of climate change projects and market dynamics. He is a strong promoter of private sector engagement in climate finance and has a keen eye on the interaction between public sector policy making and private sector engagement.
Prior to co-founding Climate Focus, Adriaan set-up and managed the programs for purchasing carbon credits from the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation on behalf of the Dutch Government.
Adriaan’s track record includes setting up the climate finance strategy of the Ethiopian Railways (www.ercclimatefinance.com), developing an incentive system for climate-friendly business in Turkey and developing smart ways to monitor and showcase the impacts of development programs (www.elephact.com). Adriaan enjoys presenting to large and small audiences, and breaking down complex information on climate finance and climate policy into understandable terms that allow business developers and policy officers to make an informed decision.
Adriaan holds a degree from Wageningen University (MSc in Food Science) and is a trained LFA Moderator.